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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 22 2 Browse Search
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Bravery of Capt. W. N. Green. Among the interesting incidents of the battle of Chancellorsvillbattle of Sunday, May third, 1863, by Captain William N. Green, commanding the color company of the One Hundred and Second N. Y. S. V., which Captain Green commanded, was especially singled out by t head of his men, and made a jump right at Captain Green, calling out to him, Surrender, to which CCaptain Green replied, Not yet; then seizing the rebel captain by the throat with his left hand, he p, and wrenched his sword from his grasp. Captain Green was then seized from behind by an ambulancdle of his back, flung him on the ground. Captain Green sprung to his feet, and putting both swordance-sergeant down with his right hand. Captain Green then sprang forward some six feet, and gra inside the breast of his fatigue-jacket. Captain Green then went to two rebel privates who were ar by his order; the sword was presented to Captain Green by his brigade commander, for his good con[1 more...]
Greenbacks. The following was written across the back of one of those bills. Green be thy back upon thee! Thou pledge of happier days, When bloody-handed treason No more its hand shall raise; But still, from Maine to Texas, The Stars and Stripes shall wave O'er the hearts and homes of freemen, Nor mock one fettered slave. Pledge — of the people's credit To carry on the war, By furnishing the sinews In a currency at par-- With cash enough left over, When they've cancelled every note, To buy half the thrones of Europe, With the crowns tossed in to boot. Pledge — to our buried fathers, That sons of patriot sires, On Freedom's sacred altars, Re-light their glorious fires-- That fortune, life, and honor To our country's cause we give-- Fortune and life may perish, Yet the Government shall live. Pledge — to our unborn children, That, free from blot or stain, The flag hauled down at Sumter Shall yet float free again-- And, cleansed from foul dishonor, And re-baptized in blood, Wave<